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Nigeria’s Moffi & Simon nominated for 2024 Marc Vivien Foe award

Nigeria’s Moffi & Simon nominated for 2024 Marc Vivien Foe award

Super Eagles forwards Terem Moffi and Moses Simon have been selected for the award of the best African player in the French Ligue 1 in the 2023-24 season. The Marc Vivien Foe award is an annual award that was named after Cameroon legend Marc Vivien Foe who died during the 2003 FIFA Confederation Cup match between Cameroon and Colombia on June 26, 2003. Moffi is leading...

Lyon star Gift Orban narrates fight against poverty in Africa

Lyon star Gift Orban narrates fight against poverty in Africa

Lyon forward Gift Orban is gradually making a name for himself in the French Ligue 1 after completing a reported €13 million (about 22 billion naira) move from Gent in January. Orban's rise to stardom did not come on a platter of gold as he fought his way through challenges like hunger in Nigeria to achieve his football dream. The 21-year-old made his way to Europe...

Folarin Balogun scores in USA thumping of Oman

Folarin Balogun scores in USA thumping of Oman

Folarin Balogun scored for the United States Men's National Team (USMNT) as they overcame Oman 4-O in an international friendly played in the early hours of Wednesday morning at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The 22-year-old of Nigerian descent, pledged his allegiance to the Stars and Stripes over the country of his parents and England this summer and made his debut against Mexico in the...

Done Deal: Balogun departs Arsenal for Monaco on long-term deal

Done Deal: Balogun departs Arsenal for Monaco on long-term deal

Ligue 1 side AS Monaco have completed the signing of USA forward Folarin Balogun from Arsenal on a five-year deal, the club announced on Wednesday. The 22-year-old departs the Gunners after almost 15 years in a deal reportedly worth around an initial €30 million that could rise to as much as €40 million with add-ons, with the Premier League side also said to have a sizeable...

Ligue 1: How Nigeria’s Akor Adams made history with Montpellier

Ligue 1: How Nigeria’s Akor Adams made history with Montpellier

Akor Adams announced himself in the French Ligue 1 when he netted a brace in a 2-2 draw between Montpellier and Le Harve. The 23-year-year-old Nigerian is a new signing for La Paillade after joining from Norwegian Lillestrom and was instantly brought into the starting XI. Though Montpellier fell behind to Gautier Lloris’s goal in just the fifth minute of play, Michel Der Zakarian’s side were...